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WWI M.C. GROUP WITH DEATH PLAQUE & MEMORIAL SCROLL TO LIEUT. A.D.W. LOWE, S. WALES BORD.

*** RESERVED *** Le Tronsloy M.C. South Wales Borderer group to an officer wounded at Mametz Wood in July 1916 and later killed at Passchendaele on 4 October 1917 Military Cross George V reverse engraved to A.D.W. Lowe 2nd S.W.B. 27th Jan 1917 in case of issue; 1914-15 Star to 2.Lieut. A.D.W. Lowe, S. Wales Bord.; Lieut. A.D.W. Lowe; Victory Medal to Lieut. A.D.W. Lowe.; WWI Death Plaque to Arthur Denis Worsley Lowe in wallet of issue; Memorial Scroll to 2/Lieut. Arthur Denis Worsley Lowe, M.C. S. Wales Borderers; Miniature portrait in silver metal frame.
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Military Cross Gazetted 12 Mar 1917: "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When the attack was temporarily held up by machine gun fire, he led his party to this place and successfully bombed the enemy gun team, thus enabling the attack to push on. Later, he himself captured six prisoners." Arthur Denis Worsley Lowe was born in Manchester on 28 Apr 1895, the son of Horace Arthur and Mary Lowe. After enlisting as a Private with the 18th Battalion (1st Public School) Royal Fusiliers, Lowe was Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant into the 3rd Battalion, South Wales Borderers,  16 June 1915, and went to France on 23 October 1915. He was attached to the 11th Battalion when he was wounded in the attack on Mametz Wood on 7 July 1916, with a gun shot wound to the forearm. He won his Military Cross with the 2nd Battalion in the attack just south of Le Tronsloy on 27 January 1917. The regimental history expands: "‘Second Lieutenant Lowe also did good service. When a machine gun held up the attack he led his party to the point, bombed the gun team, and by putting the gun out of action enabled the attack to get on, besides capturing half a dozen prisoners. He was well backed up by Lance Corporals Griffiths and Stevens and Privates Davies and Salt, [who in turn were awarded the Military Medal.]" 2nd Lieutenant Lowe Second Lieutenant Lowe was killed in the aftermath of the battle of Broodseinde on 4 October 1917, when he, together with Second Lieutenant Gibson, had been sent to reconnoitre prior to the 2nd battalion moving up to take over the new front line. The guides did not know their way, the going was bad and the enemy’s shelling was steady and caused several casualties, Lowe being killed and Gibson wounded. Lowe is commemorated at Tyne Cot Memorial.

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